Jennifer O'Neil
Jennifer ONeil

Dr Jennifer O'Neil

Lecturer

Biography

Dr Jennifer O'Neil is the Programme Leader for the MSc HRM (pt) and prior to this served as the Programme Leader for BA Business Management degree (2019 - 2022)

Her areas of research interest are focused on the sociology work and employment, with special interest in: Skills development, flexible work, precarious work and career transitions.

Recent externally funded projects have explored 'Precarity and free labour of mental health counselling practitioners and trainees' and 'Emotional labour of counsellors and psychotherapists working online during Covid-19.'

She has extensive Teaching and Learning experience via, UG and PG Programme Leadership, Quality provision and enhancement, Professional accreditation of programs at Masters level, a focus on student experience and employability and championing mental health & well being in the curriculum and on campus.

She is a member for the Centre of Mental Health Practice, Policy and Law Research at ENU and is passionate about cross-disciplinary work, which can impact policy and stakeholder experiences of employment, training and career transitions.

Themes

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Mentor on the ENRoute Scheme
  • HRM Lead on the Quality and Curriculum Enhancement Committee
  • Employability Skills Programme Lead for HRM
  • Education and Student Experience Committee - BABM lead

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner Roehampton University

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • St Andrews University - Scottish Doctoral Management Conference - Best paper award in the area of Organisational Studies
  • ENU Research Excellence Prize

 

Grant Reviewer

  • British Academy ECR Scotland Seed Fund Reviewer

 

Invited Speaker

  • BUIRA History of IR Seminar - Unheard Voices of Decline: Scottish Oil Sector.

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Member of the British Academy ECR Network
  • Associate member CIPD

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Member of the Universities Forum for HRD

 

Reviewing

  • Reviewer for New Technology, Work and Employment journal
  • Reviewer for Industrial and Commercial Training journal
  • Reviewer for Journal of Organizational Effectiveness: People and Performance
  • Reviewer for Journal of Management Development

 

Visiting Positions

  • Visiting Scholar at George Brown College, Canada

 

Date


9 results

Leadership Development in the Hong Kong Civil Service: Accessing social resources through Guanxi networks

Journal Article
O'Neil, J. (in press)
Leadership Development in the Hong Kong Civil Service: Accessing social resources through Guanxi networks. Public Administration and Development, https://doi.org/10.1002/pad.2040

The emotional labour of teleworkers conducting online counselling during Covid-19.

Journal Article
O'Neil, J., Heidl, B. H., Bratton, A., Vossler, A., & Moller, N. (in press)
The emotional labour of teleworkers conducting online counselling during Covid-19. New Technology, Work and Employment, https://doi.org/10.1111/ntwe.12284
Drawing on emotional labour theory, this paper explores the barriers to emotionally complex telework, with a specific focus on the space, interface and pace of work. We examin...

All Zoomed out!: A critical analysis of new technology and remote working for practitioner counsellors during the Covid-19 pandemic

Presentation / Conference
O'Neil, J., Heidl, B., & Bratton, A. (2021, April)
All Zoomed out!: A critical analysis of new technology and remote working for practitioner counsellors during the Covid-19 pandemic. Paper presented at The International Labour Process Conference, London [Online]

Unheard voices of decline in the Scottish Oil Sector

Presentation / Conference
O'Neil, J., & Ellis, V. (2018, June)
Unheard voices of decline in the Scottish Oil Sector. Presented at BUIRA History of Industrial Relations Study Group, University of Westminster
This paper examines how employment in the Scottish oil industry is changing as the industry declines, shedding in excess of 120,000 jobs between 2014 and 2016 as oil prices fe...

Behind the Beer: An examination of the labour process within the Scottish microbrewing industry

Presentation / Conference
Ellis, V., & O'Neil, J. (2018, March)
Behind the Beer: An examination of the labour process within the Scottish microbrewing industry. Paper presented at International Labour Process Conference, Buenos Aires
Much of the contemporary discourse on the future of work centres on the robot revolution and the continued automation of production processes. Long predicted by labour process...

Toil for Oil: A critical analysis of work and employment in the North Sea sector

Presentation / Conference
O'Neil, J., & Ellis, V. (2018, March)
Toil for Oil: A critical analysis of work and employment in the North Sea sector. Paper presented at International Labour Process Conference, Buenos Aires
Whilst oil prices fluctuate and oil companies perceive the North Sea to be too expensive to drill (Shepherd, 2016) decommissioning plans have been formulated by Government and...

Developing middle managers in the Hong Kong Public sector: A critique of leadership development from a labour process perspective

Thesis
O'Neil, J. J. Developing middle managers in the Hong Kong Public sector: A critique of leadership development from a labour process perspective. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/978274
Critical scholars have written about the ‘squeezed middle’ and the new labour process of front line and middle managers generally, but there is a gap in the literature relatin...

Challenging the Training and Development Rhetoric: The 'new' Labour Process of Middle Managers in the Hong Kong Public Sector

Presentation / Conference
O'Neil, J. (2016, July)
Challenging the Training and Development Rhetoric: The 'new' Labour Process of Middle Managers in the Hong Kong Public Sector. Paper presented at 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology - The Future We Want: global sociology and the struggles for a better world, Vienna, Austria
The focus of this paper is on middle managers (MM) ability to overcome the public sector challenges associated with work intensification; control and skills adaption via learn...

Upskilling for the Green Economy: EDF Renewables UK and Ireland Upskilling Survey

Report
O'Neil, J., Heidl, B., & Bratton, A. Upskilling for the Green Economy: EDF Renewables UK and Ireland Upskilling Survey. EDF Energy

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O'Neil, J., Heidl, B., & Bratton, A. Upskilling for the Green Economy: EDF Renewables UK and Ireland Upskilling Survey. EDF Energy

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